Campaigns

August 30, 2016 ·

“Welcome the Office of the Missing Persons”
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Families of the Disappeared and Platform for Freedom – two civil society organizations that fearlessly stood for upholding rights of minorities during the Rajapake regime – jointly organised a programme in Colombo on the 30th August 2016 to mark the international day of the disappeared. This programme welcomed the proposed Government’s mechanism to deal with the issue of the missing persons in Sri Lanka (or Office of the Missing Persons/ OMP). Family members of the missing persons from North, East, and South participated in the programme. The full day programme comprised of various events such as a public walk in Colombo City condemning enforced disappearances from Sri Lanka. A silent protest/ picket was held at the Lipton Circle Colombo around 12 noon as a mark to tell the world about the grievances and agonies experienced by mothers, fathers, siblings, family members, and community members whose loved ones went missing for many years. The silent protest was followed by a public gathering at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) Colombo in the afternoon with the participation of family members of the missing persons, policy makers, politicians, civil society representatives, religious leaders, academics, and general public.

June 5, 2016 ·

Condemn the attack on Senior web journalist Fredy Gamage

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Mothers of the DISSAPEARED are coming to Colombo to commemorate Mothers day…
Protests and handing over the petition to authorities.Organised by Platform for Freedom and Street Protests.

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Dear All
Please join to commemorate SIVARAM and justice for him, 29 April @11.00 am in front of COLOMBO Fort Railway Station.

COLOMBO, April 29, 2016 – Protestors request justice for journalist who has been killed by some unknown political groups 11 years ago at Fort Railway Station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 29, 2016. Several media associations held a protest in Colombo on Friday calling for a proper investigation on the killing of Sivaram, a well known Tamil columnist contributing a lot in English to Sri Lanka’s main dailies under the pseudonym “Taraki” .

Sri Lankan journalists shout slogans holding a portrait of killed journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 29, 2016. Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists have protested to demand Sri Lanka's government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war. Placard in center reads Sivaram Where is the justice in Sinhala language. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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January 09 2014 in front of Malagalage Primary School in Attidiya, Dehiwala.

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Lasantha Wickrematunge Memorial Candle Light Vigil on Thursday, January 09 2014 in front of Malagalage Primary School in Attidiya, Dehiwala.

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A member of the Free Media Association shouts slogans in front of an image of missing cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda during a protest in Colombo June 8, 2011. The protest was held to mark 500 days since the disappearance of Eknaligoda, a pro-opposition journalist who worked for Lanka-e-News, a private-owned independent website that was critical of the government. The placard reads "500 days since Prageeth's disappearance." REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte(SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA CIVIL UNREST)

A member of the Free Media Association and Imadr shouts slogans in front of an image of missing cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda during a protest in Colombo June 8, 2011. The protest was held to mark 500 days since the disappearance of Eknaligoda, a pro-opposition journalist who worked for Lanka-e-News, a private-owned independent website that was critical of the government. The placard reads “500 days since Prageeth’s disappearance.”

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200th day of disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda

Colombo, 09 Aug 2010

Large crowd of media personnel, human rights activists, politicians gathered today to mark the 200 day of disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda. They held a sathyagrahaya and public meeting. please see photographs of the campaign.